It’s easy to set “eating well” as one of your personal health goals, but creating consistency in your diet can be tricky. Between all the virtual meetings (with dogs barking in the background) and homeschooling, you probably don’t have much energy for (or interest in) shopping and cooking. That leaves you reaching for the takeout menus in your kitchen drawer – again.
When you’re navigating a busy schedule, the thought of cooking all of your meals at home seems impossible. Time is the number one make-or-break factor when deciding what to eat, but meal prep – the act of planning, preparing, and packaging all of your meals and snacks in advance – takes the guesswork out of getting dinner together.
Whether your family is heading back to school, back to the office, or simply back to a busier schedule this month, here’s why you should try meal prepping.
- It saves you time. Although you do need to invest some time in cooking and cleanup up-front, meal prepping will save you time and energy in the long run – especially if you hire a personal chef to help you. Chef Lynn Michelle can prepare a week’s worth of gourmet meals for you and your family according to your tastes and dietary needs. You’ll come home to a fully-stocked fridge and freezer, and a spotless kitchen!
- It saves you money. We all know that frequent takeout bills can add up, and that’s before you factor in the delivery fees. Planning your meals will help you know which ingredients you need for the week, so you’re not making multiple trips to the grocery store (or multiple calls to the local pizza place).
- It cuts calories. One of the best parts about meal prep is that you get to decide what goes into your ready-made meals for the week. Instead of indulging in the same high-sodium, high-saturated fat meals regularly, you’ll choose the best ingredients to support your health and add some variety into your diet. When you package your meals in advance, you’ll also be able to customize your portion sizes.
- It eliminates food waste. Instead of throwing away fruits and vegetables before you’ve had a chance to eat them, you’ll use them right away when you make your meals for the week. If you plan correctly, it’s unlikely you’ll have any leftover ingredients!
- It reduces stress. Coming home after a long day and coming up with a plan for dinner can be stressful, especially if you are packing your schedule full almost every day. With meal prep, you can relax, knowing that a fresh, delicious meal is just minutes away!
Ready to discover the benefits of meal prep for yourself? Chef Lynn Michelle can prepare a delicious selection of meals for you and your family to choose from in the comfort of your own kitchen. Give her a call at 843-422-5480 or click here to learn more about her individual and family services.